living and working in London

Líadáin Éire is a multidisciplinary artist with moving image at the core of her practice. Strongly influenced by cinema, folklore and historical characters she often begins with stories, though the work itself always creeps around the edges of narrative, never quite embracing the full arc. Sometimes various sculptural or image making approaches are used in order to extend the atmosphere cast by her films, creating environments that seek to express phenomenological ideas of time, sense of place, light and dark, nature and the supernatural, and romanticism and horror.

In her most recent work she has used research into the Irish fairies as a way to explore ideas of human and ‘more-than-human’* perception and consciousness, personal and collective trauma and belief. Perhaps most crucially, Éire looks at these fairy beliefs and experiences as a key to a perspective that moves outside of the rules that Western science has sometimes used to dictate our lived experience.

*David Abrams, 1996



2020-2022 MA Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art
2011-2014 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Falmouth School of Art

selected shows & screenings:

2023 Drums in the Night, Arcadia Festival, Ebersberg, Germany
2023 22 Artists - Group show, Project Space, London

2022 Lovely View, Way Out East, London
2022 Cosmoses, Xxijira Hii, London
2022 Slade School of Fine Art Graduate Degree Show, London
2022 I Knock on Your Skin, SET Woolwich, London
2022 JUDD, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London

2021-22 So the Red Rose, Fred & Ferry Gallery and Radio Centraal, Antwerp
2021 So the Red Rose, Arkadien Festival, Ebersberg

2019 The Yearning Castle, Yellow Space, Chongqing 
2019 Me and My Animal Friends, CCA Glasgow
2019 III International Bad Video Art Festival, Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2018 Desert Island, Southgate Studios, London
2018 Miss U, Unit 28b, The Penarth Centre, London
2018 Grrrl Zine Library @ Woman with a Movie Camera Summit, BFI, London
2018 Sisters Make Film, The White Hart, London
2018 URL/IRL LOVE, Muddy Yard, London

2017 Film Festival V, The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, London
2017 Settle for Nothing Less, Unit 28b, The Penarth Centre, London (as part of Art Licks)

2016 Ladybeard Magazine Issue Launch: The Mind Issue, Hackney Showroom, London
2016 Hot August Nights, BLAM Projects, Los Angeles
2016 milktea, Gallery Sensei, London
2016 Sorry About Last Night (It’s all Tropical), The Washington, Sheffield
2016 I love it! What is it?, Organhaus Gallery, Chongqing

2015 LIVE Night, Peckham Platform, London
2015 Ladybeard Magazine Fundraiser: The Sex Issue, The Russet, London
2015 Haus, Holloway, London

2014 BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth

residencies & talks:

2019 WatzArt International Residency, WatzArt, Chongqing
2017 Joya: AiR, Joya: arte + ecología, Almaría
2017 Artist Talk, Joya: arte + ecología, Almería
2016 International Artist in Residence, Organhaus Gallery, Chongqing
2016 Artist Presentation, Organhaus Gallery, Chongqing